Municipality Cirkulane

The municipality spreads in the eastern part of 'Haloze' at the Slovenian-Croatian border. The landscape is a mosaic of vineyards, forests, pastures and fields. One of the most interesting sights of the municipality is the Borl castle.

Cirkulane

Source: SOkol ARSO (http://nfp-si.eionet.europa.eu/sokol, 23. 6. 2010), author Marjan Šenica

Municipality Cirkulane, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 32 km2; this ranks it 171st among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2011 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2011 about 2,300 people (about 1,150 men and 1,150 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Cirkulane 173rd among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 72 people per square kilometre, which was lower than the national average of 101 people per square kilometre.

The number of live births was lower than the number of deaths, which means that natural increase per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -3.1 (in Slovenia 1.6). The number of people who moved from the municipality was lower than the number of people who moved into the municipality, so net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 3.1. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was zero (in Slovenia 2.6).

The mean age of people in Cirkulane was 42.5 years, which was higher than the national average (41.8).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Cirkulane the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 128 people, aged 65 or more, per 100 people aged 0–14. This ratio shows that the value of the ageing index was higher than the national average of 117. It also shows that the mean age of people in Cirkulane is growing more rapidly than in Slovenia as a whole. Data by sex show that the ageing index for women was in all Slovene municipalities higher than the ageing index for men. In Cirkulane – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Cirkulane had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 76 children or 74% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 76%. In the school year 2011/2012 basic schools in Cirkulane were attended by about 280 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 90 pupils. There were 30 students and 7 graduates per 1,000 people in the municipality; in Slovenia the averages were 51 per 1,000 and 10 per 1,000, respectively.

Among people aged 15–64 (i.e. working age population) about 56% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is less than the national average of 58%.

The registered unemployment rate was 13.4%, which is more than the national average (11.8%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Cirkulane, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 21% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 18% lower.

Every 13th person in the municipality was receiving at least one financial social assistance. In Slovenia as a whole every 24th person received at least one financial social assistance.

In 2011, there were 655 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 32% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 56 m2.

Every other person in Cirkulane had a car (43 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 10 years old.

In 2011, 112 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Cirkulane, which is 240 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2011 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)72101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)03
Mean age of population (years)4342
Registered unemployment rate (%)1312
Average age of passenger cars (years)108
Data for year 2011 Municipality Slovenia
Area km23220,273
Population2,2942,052,496
Number of persons in paid employment178729,050
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)815987
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)10,48290,789,676